August 20, 2014

August 20, 2014

Dole Pineapple Month
Dole Canned Pineapple Juice is celebrating National Pineapple Month! Visit Dole.com/sunshine for delicious recipes and fun party ideas to make every day feel like you’re in paradise!

Transform Your Kitchen
Lifestyle Expert Erica Domesek shared some simple DIY tips to enhance your kitchen décor and help you savor your mornings!
millstone.com

Step Up to the Plate
Disney superstar Laura Marano from the hit show Austin and Ally and Pinnacle Foods Senior Research Chef Michael Christiansen showed us some kid-friendly and healthy recipes!
birdseye.com

Back to College
Heading back to college or perhaps its your first year? We’ve got you covered! College students starved for time and money can turn to Malt-O-Meal and its national taste-test winning cereals for great taste, convenience AND great value at breakfast and snack time. Virgin Mobile Custom offers a great value, incredible control and is super flexible to suit you and your family’s needs.

Flawless Skin
The sunny days of summer are coming to a close, and what you might not realize is that the days under the sun, in the pool, and at the beach, may have done a number on your skin! Dr. Doris Day gave us the tips, tricks, and must-knows about regimens for regaining your skin’s youthful appearance.
us.laneige.com

Back to School Essentials
What items are making the dean’s list for the best back to school recommendations? Senior Editor of BehindTheBuy.com David Gregg stopped by to share the items that are making the grade!
BehindTheBuy.com, dyson.com, upromise.com

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August 19, 2014

Dole Pineapple Month
Dole Canned Pineapple Juice is celebrating National Pineapple Month! Visit Dole.com/sunshine for delicious recipes and fun party ideas to make every day feel like you’re in paradise!

Practice Healthy Habits
SHAPE Magazine’s Bahar Takhtehchian helped us shape up from the inside out for Fall!
listerine.com, suave.com, sallyhansen.com

Nashville Outlaws
Country music artists came together to honor the legendary band, Motley Crue, by re-creating some of their greatest hits, and we got a look at what the band had to say about the new album! Click here to enter for your chance to win the album and a portable wireless music player!

Travel Tuesday
It’s Travel Tuesday and this week Bobby & Gailen of the Savvy Stews got up as early as we do every day to kick off the next leg of their adventure in Oahu!
savvystews.com

Toys that Teach
Summer just flew by and It’s already time for our children to head back to school, so we got some help getting prepped for the new school year from Child Lifestyle Expert, Elizabeth Werner!
crayola.com, leapfrog.com, mabelslabels.com, activision.com, vtechkids.com

Fall Meals Made Easy
Even though the kids are back in school and schedules are filling up, you can still find time to enjoy delicious, home-style meals during the busy work week. Lifestyle expert Amy Sewell shared some ideas for fixing meals and snacks for your family, even on the busiest of days.
jimmydean.com

Rakuten.com
Rakuten.com is one of the world’s largest online marketplaces. They have more than 17 million products from a wide range of name brands and local merchants. Rakuten – where Shopping is Entertainment!

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August 18, 2014

Dole Pineapple Month
Dole Canned Pineapple Juice is celebrating National Pineapple Month! Visit Dole.com/sunshine for delicious recipes and fun party ideas to make every day feel like you’re in paradise!

Back to School Lunches
Parenting Expert Colleen Burns shared her top tips for getting parents (and kids!) ready for the start of another school year!
hormel.com, rainx.com, mitsubishicars.com, milksplash.com

Back to School Choices for Kids
Parenting and Toy Expert Shannon Eis shared her picks to help kids build, connect, explore, and grow for back to school!
thunknews.com/schoolkids, shop.lego.com, vtechkids.com, playstation.com, good2grow.com, packit.com

Back to School Prep
Back-to-school time is the second biggest spending season of the year after Christmas. This year, spending is expencted to reach 26-point-five billion for k-12, so we got some back-to-school help from Shopping Specialist Claudia Lombana.
duckbrand.com, upromise.com, sonicare.com, nautica.com, playstation.com/en-us/games/hohokum-ps4, good2grow.com, packit.com

Family Travel
International Travel Expert Stephanie Oswald shared her essential road trip tips on everything from where to go to what to pack and getting the most for your dollar!
megabus.com, evenflo.com, visitmyrtlebeach.com

Back to School Essentials
What items are making the dean’s list for the best back to school recommendations? Senior Editor of BehindTheBuy.com David Gregg stopped by to share the items that are making the grade!
BehindTheBuy.com, LG.com, iHome.com/Student

Back to School with Disney!
Disney Consumer Products makes it easy for parents and kids to find everything on their back-to-school lists. From on-trend items like electronic accessories and fashion-forward apparel, to character-inspired school supplies and nutritious snacks, families can find quality back-to-school products for preschoolers through college co-eds featuring Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars™ characters. Visit local retailers and Disney Stores, or DisneyStore.com to find your back-to-school essentials!

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August 15, 2014

Dole Pineapple Month
Dole Canned Pineapple Juice is celebrating National Pineapple Month! Visit Dole.com/sunshine for delicious recipes and fun party ideas to make every day feel like you’re in paradise!

Back to School Fuel
Back to school season means dusting off the lunchboxes and place mats, while trying to find inspiration to get your family fed well and FAST! Eating strategist Lyssa Weiss shared her tips and recipes for some great back to school fuel.
motts.com, minuterice.com, gummyvites.com

Back to School Essentials
Lifestyle Expert, Robyn Moreno gave us the scoop on the must-haves for back to school and where you can find them!
officedepot.com, wholefoodsmarket.com, scribd.com

National Rum Day
Tomorrow is national rum day and here we celebrated with the rum that has been a world favorite for over 150 years: Bacardi!! Bacardi Rum Brand Ambassador, Juan Coronado showed us a few easy cocktail recipes to celebrate the right way!
bacardi.com

Back to School
Get ready for back to school with these exciting products! GeckoTech™ Reusable Hooks are made with revolutionary micro-suction technology that allows them to be used again and again without causing surface damage. Upgrade boring brown bag lunches and midday snacks with Snack Pack, made with real nonfat milk and fortified with as much calcium as a an 8 ounce glass of milk. Pick up your Snack Pack in the baking aisle and head to SnackPack.com for more information. Mamma Chia Organic Chia Squeezes are a delicious, healthful back-to school snack with half the recommended daily amount of brain-boosting Omega-3s. Sensible Portions is the better-for-you lunch time snack for your kids’ lunchboxes. To learn more about Sensible Portions visit Facebook.com/SensiblePortions.

Back to School Foods
Our Diet Diva, Tara Gidus stopped by our kitchen to share some healthy advice for the back to school season!
loveyourraisins.com, americasbettersandwich.com, kindsnacks.com

AutoTrader
No matter where you are in the car shopping process, the new AutoTrader.com is here to help. Search for cars on the go with the new iPhone app and social sites! Use the new iPhone app to narrow your search results down by what’s important to you such as 3rd row seating, navigation or sunroof, as well as checking out awesome reviews from the Experts. To learn more, visit AutoTrader.com on your mobile phone or tablet, and follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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August 14, 2014

Dole Pineapple Month
Dole Canned Pineapple Juice is celebrating National Pineapple Month! Visit Dole.com/sunshine for delicious recipes and fun party ideas to make every day feel like you’re in paradise!

What’s Hot for Back to School
Back to school shopping season is upon us once again and with all the choices out there, it is easy to get overwhelmed! Author and Organizing Expert Mary Carlomagno sifted through it all and shared the stuff your kids really need for great back-to-school success!
shop.intel.com, tracfone.com, dickies.com

Tech for School & Dorm
As students head back to school,make sure you’ve packed everything they need to keep them smart, savvy, safe and sound. And it couldn’t hurt to give them some fun stuff too! Emmy Award Winner and tech & digital lifestyle commentator, Mario Armstrong shared some tech that you and your kids will be thankful for as they head back to school!
thunknews.com/schooltech

Making the Grade
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America State “Honor Roll” Raises the Bar and 2 New States Make the Grade on Asthma and Allergy School Policies. We talked to Charlotte Collins of the AAFA about the findings of their latest report!
statehonorroll.com

Back to School Gadgets
Still not quite ready for the new school year? Not to worry, we got the details on the all of the tech and gadgets that will bring out the best in your student! Tech and Trends Expert Andrea Smith showed us the stuff parents need to help the kids get ready for back to school!
SchoolZone.com/LittleScholar, VTechKids.com, Intel.com/2in1, DelphiConnect.com, KillerApps.TV

Aflac Workforces Report
We got the details on this year’s Aflac Workforces Report and how the results affect Americans from former Bachelor and co-host of The Doctors, Dr. Travis Stork.
aflac.com

Jelly Belly
Candy buffets are a popular addition to events from birthday parties to weddings. Jelly Belly Jewel Collection adds shimmer to any candy buffet with your favorite flavors of Jelly Belly beans in a beautiful iridescent finish. For more head over to JellyBelly.com!

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August 13, 2014

Dole Pineapple Month
Dole Canned Pineapple Juice is celebrating National Pineapple Month! Visit Dole.com/sunshine for delicious recipes and fun party ideas to make every day feel like you’re in paradise!

Helping Aging Pets
Professional dog trainer Victoria Stilwell gave us the details on the effects of aging in pets and how we can help address cognitive decline and shared a variety of tips from how to tell if your pet is showing symptoms to keeping your dog’s mind healthy with scent games and having him hunt for his food!
purina.com/healthybrainfordogs

Gone With The Wind: Reel to Real
One of the most iconic films of all time, Gone With The Wind, is celebrating it’s 75th anniversary this year! In honor of that milestone, memorabilia from the film will be on display in the exhibit: Gone With The Wind: Reel to Real. The owner of the collection, James L Tumblin gave us an inside look!
thehistorycenter.org

Mobility 101
Parents will spend $8.4 billion on back-to-school electronics this year, up 7% from last year according to the National Retail Federation. As more schools across the country develop new “BYOD – bring your own device” policies, many parents are in dire need of a crash course on digital parenting 101. USA Today Tech Columnist Jennifer Jolly shared a cheat-sheet of sorts to help parents get through it all.
jenniferjollyblog.com, t-mobile.com

Back to School Lunches
We’re all prepping for the kiddos heading back to school, so the Frugal Home Chef behind 5DollarDinners.com, Erin Chase shared some delicious, nutritious, and heartwarming ideas to make this time of year easier and fun! (Yummy too!)
Favado.com, HurstBeans.com, SayPlease.com, SantaCruzOrganic.com

Locker Room
With the back to school season here, it’s time to smarten your look from cute looks for class to on trend evening wear, boohoo.com helped us out! And don’t miss out on your chance to win $200 in spending money at boohoo.com, click here to enter!

Back to School Foods
The kids are back in school and it’s time to study up on better nutrition, so we got some some delicious and nutritious ideas from Registered Dietitian Diane Henderiks.
soyjoy.com, rubyrockets.com, quakeroats.com

Zep Automotive
Automotive is committed to providing top of the line automotive performance chemical products to keep your vehicles looking and running great. To learn more about Zep Automotive and where you can find their products, visit ZepAutomotive.com.

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August 12, 2014

Back to School Cool
There’s no better time than a new school year to take inventory of the gadgets in our lives that help us stay smart, connected and entertained. Tech Expert Katie Linendoll revealed some powerful “must-have” tech that’s small enough to fit in a backpack.
amazon.com

Climbing Mt. Whitney
We talked to David Shurna of No Barriers USA and US Airforce Veteran, Adele Loar about the Soldiers to Summits program and their mission to help veterans overcome barriers and live a life of purpose.
s2s2014.org

Parents Back to School Guide
The back to school season is coming up and here to help us transition our family back into our busy schedules is author and Moms Choice Awards Founder Tara Paterson.
post-it.com/study

Dole National Pineapple Month
Feel like hosting a luau? In honor of National Pineapple Month, we’re celebrating with our friends @DoleFoods Canned Pineapple Juice. Make every day shine with delicious recipes and party tips! Learn more at DOLE.com/Sunshine.

Back to School Tech
Summer is almost over, so we got a look at the hottest tech to take you back to school in style!
usatoday.com

Brooklyn Princess
With the back to school season here, it’s time to smarten your look from cute looks for class to on trend evening wear, boohoo.com helped us out! And don’t miss out on your chance to win $200 in spending money at boohoo.com, click here to enter!

Nixon’s Secrets
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the resignation of former President Richard Nixon, and today we talked to former Nixon aide and author, Roger Stone about his newest book and the events that forever went down in history!
stonezone.com, skyhorsepublishing.com

Adventures on the Gorge
If you are looking for a great vacation getaway that is exciting as well as beautiful, book a vacation today with Adventures on the Gorge. With its many thrilling adventures, you will be able to fill your days and nights with fun. There’s nothing quite like Adventures on the Gorge anywhere else in the world.
goexplorethegorge.com

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August 11, 2014

Dole Pineapple Month
Dole Canned Pineapple Juice is celebrating National Pineapple Month! Visit Dole.com/sunshine for delicious recipes and fun party ideas to make every day feel like you’re in paradise!

Sensational Summer Beauty
Beauty Expert Eva Scrivo reveled some hot in summer beauty looks and shared her secrets for making the most of them, all by yourself!
kerastase-usa.com, morgantaylorlacquer.com, gelish.com

The Latest in Contact Lense Care
Over 30 million people in the US rely on contact lenses to achieve crisp, clear, and comfortable vision. Optometrist, Dr. Anita Ticak Gostovic shared several great lens solutions to keep lenses clean, such as Biotrue and Renu multi-purpose solutions. Recently, Bausch +Lomb released PeroxiClear, which keeps lenses moist for up to 20 hours. Plus, it requires only four hours of soaking as compared to six hours for the older products. For more information, visit PeroxiClearSolution.com.

Back to School Must Haves
Reyne Rice, the DailyLounge.com trend contributor shared her picks for those hot back to school essentials for pre-k through elementary!

Back to School Essentials
It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over and the kids will be heading back to school. Lifestyle Expert Raina Seitel shared some essentials for the new school year!
meadonline.com, lg.com, seventhgeneration.com, waterbobble.com, marchon.com

Grape Nuts
Home & Lifestyle Expert Laura Dellutri showed us some fast and easy meal makeovers to keep you fit!
grapenuts.com

Affordable Luxuries
OK! Magazine’s Pandora Amoratis shared the scoop on the season’s stylish affordable luxuries like small fashion and beauty essentials so you can make the most of your end of summer style as you head into the fall season!
Ponds.com, Wella.com, CompletelyBare.com

In the City
With the back to school season here, it’s time to smarten your look from cute looks for class to on trend evening wear, boohoo.com helped us out! And don’t miss out on your chance to win $200 in spending money at boohoo.com, click here to enter!

Kretschmar
Kale is quickly becoming one of the most popular greens to prepare and makes for a great summer-time dish. Here, Certified Master Chef Brian Beland will show you how to make “Baby Kale and Black Pepper Jalapeno Ham Salad” using a new super-premium line of deli meats – Kretschmar Master’s Cut.

Back to School with Thermos
A leader in the food and beverage container products since the 1950s, Genuine Brand Thermos has kids (and parents) covered for the back to school season. Thermos® brand is offering parents a convenient way to keep food and beverages not only fresh, but hot and cold–and safe–in BPA-free, fun and stylish designs. Whether lunch kits, bottles, or food jars, they will last the school year and years to come. You can find these at Target, Walmart and Toys R Us stores nationwide, or online at ShopThermos.com and Amazon.com.

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August 7, 2014

Back to School Cool
It’s back-to-school season and while many kids are excited about a new classroom and a fresh wardrobe, most parents are feeling stressed. In fact, a survey from online retailer, Zulily, found that more than 50% say it’s the cost of shopping for clothes and supplies that’s the most stressful. Lifestyle editor and Style Editor of Zulily.com, Amy Goodman shared some stress free shopping tips!
Zulily.com

Money Saving Tips
We got some time and money saving tips that every parent can use for back-to-school season from blogger Ruth Soukup!
frigidaire.com, ragu.com

Back to School Style
It’s all about making a statement for the first day of school, so Teen Vogue Editor, Elaine Welteroth came to the rescue!
TeenVogue.com

Beauty Inside & Out
Want to look healthy and beautiful from the inside out? We got the “how-to” from Beauty & Lifestyle Guru, Jenn Falik!
listerine.com, simpleskincare.com, clearhaircare.com

YANNI’S Newest Album: Inspirato
Internationally renowned composer YANNI is setting off on his global tour of over 20 countries for his 2014 World Tour and we got the inside scoop!
yanni.com

Book Your Stay with Travelodge
In honor of Sleepy Bear’s 60th birthday, Travelodge is offering a little something special! Travelers who book a two night stay on Travelodge.com now through September 30th, 2014 will receive a $10 Build A Bear Workshop Bear Bucks gift card in addition to all of the great amenities you expect from your stay at any of the 430 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada!
Travelodge.com

Happy Family
If you’re a busy parent, you want to make sure your little ones are getting positive nutrition on the go by stocking their lunchboxes with healthy, convenient snacks that your kids will love and that you can feel good about giving them. Healthy and convenient, Happy Family’s products are made with only the best organic ingredients and bring the best nutrition possible to your kids. Look for Happy Family products at retailers nationwide, including Target and Whole Foods Market – or online at Amazon.com and Diapers.com. find your store at HappyFamilyBrands.com.

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August 6, 2014

Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Nick Cannon and Ne-Yo came together to support a cause that’s near and dear to their hearts: their local Boys and Girls Clubs. Now they’re giving back to the organization that helped them achieve their dreams!
bgca.org

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